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Rebecca Tonn has been writing for the Colorado Springs Business Journal, covering banking, finance, small business, entrepreneurialism and other subjects, since October 2007. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and has lived in gorgeous Colorado since 1986. When she’s not calling financial advisers, entrepreneurs or bankers for quotes, she enjoys hiking Barr Trail and the Incline, mountain biking, yoga, reading, and hanging out with her children, family and friends.

21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

The next generation of entrepreneurs, investment bankers, scientists and doctors attended the 21st Century Skills Forum on Jan. 10 at UCCS. About 800 high school students from six local districts, including Woodland Park, converged on the campus to hear keynote speaker Kent Fortune, vice president and general manager of USAA’s Springs campus, and attend two… Continue Reading 21st-century forum draws crowd, teaches

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Strunk brings broad experience to Sanders’ company

Steve Strunk, president and CEO of newly formed PRS Holdings LLC., grew up in Schenectady, N.Y., and has decades of experience in the banking industry, including an appointment as Colorado state bank commissioner in 2010. After living in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Santa Fe, N.M., Dallas and Houston, in 2006 Strunk researched various cities,… Continue Reading Strunk brings broad experience to Sanders’ company

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AG’s office recommends credit monitoring for data breach

Victims of Target Corp.’s consumer data breach ought to sign up for the company’s sponsored free credit monitoring service, according to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, which has urged consumers to carefully monitor their credit- and debit-card statements for unauthorized activity. “Colorado consumers should take extra care in light of this massive data breach to… Continue Reading AG’s office recommends credit monitoring for data breach

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Turner finds joy in clients’ success

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Turner finds joy in clients’ success

Born in Sacramento, Calif., Scott M. Turner, commercial loan officer at Pikes Peak National Bank, grew up in an Air Force family, living in Fairfax County, Va.; Montgomery, Ala.; San Antonio; and the Air Force Academy for five years in the ’60s. After attending school at the University of Houston, he sold commercial audio equipment… Continue Reading Turner finds joy in clients’ success

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Focus: 10 companies to watch in 2014

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Focus: 10 companies to watch in 2014

In a perfect world, every company would be smart enough, fleet-footed enough and wily enough to be a top performer—without capitalism being compromised, clients suffering, or revenue declining. In reality, competition in the business world ranges from reasonable to ruthless, and success may arguably hinge half on sheer force of will and half on serendipity. In… Continue Reading Focus: 10 companies to watch in 2014

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Blakely speeds up with autos

From their new downtown office on the second floor of the historic Hibbard & Co. building, Camille and Kyle Blakely overlook a couple of skyscrapers and America’s Mountain. Spectacular views, however, aren’t all they command. With core clientele including UCCS, Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado, City of Cripple Creek, City of Manitou Springs, Rocky… Continue Reading Blakely speeds up with autos

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ANB renovating, building multiple banks

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ANB renovating, building multiple banks

Not many bank executives can say they’re razing a structure and building a bank from the ground up. But Lonnie Parsons, regional president of ANB Bank, will raze two buildings and build two new banks in about 16 months, making it one of 10 companies to keep an eye on this year. This year, the… Continue Reading ANB renovating, building multiple banks

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Colorado agriculture makes grants available

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Colorado agriculture makes grants available

Through its new “Enrich Colorado Ag Grant Program,” the Colorado Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for funding. Grant funds will help Colorado companies conduct research and develop new uses and markets for food and agricultural products that are grown, raised or processed in Colorado, according to a news release. “The program is ideal for… Continue Reading Colorado agriculture makes grants available

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UMB ranks 16th on Forbes’ best banks list

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UMB ranks 16th on Forbes’ best banks list

Forbes recently released its annual list of “America’s Best and Worst Banks 2014.” UMB Financial at No. 16 and Capital One Financial at No. 20 were the only banks with a local presence to land in the top 20. In 2012, UMB ranked 21st. Jason Doyle, president of UMB Bank in Colorado Springs, attributed the bank’s… Continue Reading UMB ranks 16th on Forbes’ best banks list

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FDIC lists banks evaluated for CRA compliance

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FDIC lists banks evaluated for CRA compliance

On Friday, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. issued its list of state nonmember banks recently evaluated for compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act. Two banks in Colorado were examined: The State Bank in La Junta and Citywide Banks in Aurora–both received a “satisfactory” rating. The list covers evaluation ratings assigned to institutions in October 2013.… Continue Reading FDIC lists banks evaluated for CRA compliance

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